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Jordan accuses former Crown Prince of plot to destabilize the country – Prime Time Zone

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History of the royal family indicates the existence of a feud between King Abdullah II and his half brother Hamzah bin Hussein, who was the favorite of both their father to take the throne

EFE / EPA / MIKE NELSON Former Crown Prince Hamzah bin Al Hussein (left) with his half brother, King Abdullah II of Jordan (right)

The government of Jordan he is accusing former Crown Prince Hamzah bin Hussein, who is the half brother of King Abdullah II, of conspiring to “destabilize” the country. In a press conference held on Sunday, 4, Deputy Prime Minister Ayman Safadi explained that for some time now communications have been intercepted between the former prince, allies and foreign officials who prove the existence of a plot. Local authorities decided to take action because those involved were beginning to discuss the time to put their supposed plan into action. At least 16 people were arrested, but Hamzah was only placed in “isolation” because the king prefers to deal with the issue “within the family”. The former regent prince has denied being “part of any nefarious conspiracy or organization or group supported by foreigners” and said he will not obey the order to stop communicating with the outside world and stay indoors. “I think it is a little unacceptable”, he justified. His mother, Queen-widow Noor, defended him: “Praying that truth and justice prevail for all innocent victims of this wicked slander. God bless you and keep you safe, ”he wrote on his Twitter profile this Sunday, 4th.

Jordan is a constitutional monarchy in which the king maintains broad executive and legislative powers. Until 1999, the country’s leader was King Hussein, who had four wives. At first, the favorite to succeed him to the throne was Hamzah, the son he had with his last wife, Queen-widow Noor. However, the fact that he was seen as too young and inexperienced to become a monarch ended up with Hussein naming his son Abdullah as successor to the throne, the result of his second marriage to Muna, from whom he divorced. The move was seen as a blow to Queen Noor, who hoped to see her eldest son become Jordan’s leader. When he came to the throne in 1999, King Abdullah II gave his younger half-brother Hamzah the title of crown prince, but ended up revoking that appointment in 2004, indicating the existence of an old feud between the two.

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